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The Fall semester of college is growing ever so close and soon 2010 High School Grads will be moving into the dorms for their first year of college. Planning and good communication with your roommates are the keys to a smooth transition into your dorm room (or first apartment) and will help you start the semester off on the right foot. more...
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Moving into the dorms can be a nightmare, no matter what year you are in college. There is always chaos with countless students doing the same thing you are trying to do at the same time. A sea of cars parked outside the dorm coupled with parents and students unloading boxes of dorm “must-haves”— what if you didn’t have to deal with all the madness? What if everything you wanted for your dorm could be delivered right to your room? Design Your Dorm makes this possible. more...
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The Design Your Dorm site allows students to view an exact 3-D replica of their dorm, to drag and drop real furniture and decor into place, and then purchase these items, which are shipped directly to their dorms. The site also allows roommates to coordinate through social media tools, including in-site Facebook chat, sharing the design and eliminating the risk of buying two of one thing in the limited space. more...
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If DYD happens to have the university you're attending in its fairly big database, you'll get a pre-sized floor plan to work with, and you can drag, drop, and stack all manner of stuff into it to see what fits. more...
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Onlinedegree.net is a great site that offers information on over 450 online degree programs. The blog section offers an extensive list of 100 awesome Blog Posts on Dorm Design. Design Your Dorm is on the list, so check it out! more...
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Design Your Dorm made the list for the "Top 50 College Info Websites!" Check out the full list and discover some valuable resources for the college bound student! more...
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It’s something of a rite of passage for college freshmen. You arrive at your new dorm room and, after a few moments of excitement, come to the unsettling conclusion that you have either A) brought so much junk that your room will soon resemble a rummage sale or B) brought so little that even Steve Jobs would be uncomfortable in your spartan abode. Not exactly the best way to kick off your college career. more...
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If you're heading off to college this year and living on campus, web site DesignYourDorm aims to alleviate the decorating guessing that goes on when moving into a dorm. Just supply your school, residence hall, and room number during registration, and if you're lucky you'll get a 3D model of your room. The site doesn't have replicas of every room in every university in their database, but they allow users to add floor plans, meaning that in time it'll only get better. more...
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Design Your Dorm aims to alleviate those "fresh out of Mom-and-Dad's house" woes with software that helps first-time interior decorators figure out a good look for their maiden interiors. Every college kid knows it's not easy to figure out whether a futon will fit in that tiny room or how much wall space will be left for that last Band of Horses poster. more...
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Where to Shop, Save and Avoid Shipping Costs: The following stores are great places to start your shopping. Some offer free shipping or checklists for college students. Design Your Dorm offers a complete college checklist and a 3D Design tool for student's to prepare for their college move-in day. more...
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Planning for college can be tough, especially when it comes to buying gear for your dorm room. But the new Web site DesignYourDorm.com can help! The site, which was created by two recent college grads, allows you to see an online version of your college's dorm room. Various features let you virtually drag furniture (desks, chairs, beds) and electronics (iPod speakers, alarm clocks, lamps, etc.) to figure out the best and most effective use of your space. You'll save tons of frustration (and ener more...
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DYD Featured on KTLA News!

Posted December, 2009 by (KTLA News)

The CyberGuy takes the campus by storm with co-ed viral videos, digital design tips and what might be America's best roommate, all in the name of helping the college student in your life find the perfect dorm. more...
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Tired of the generic dorm room that you just moved into days ago? Transform it into your own space with help from DesignYourDorm.com. Students can register on the site with the name of their school and what residence hall they live in. Then they can check out a 3-D rendering of their space, choosing from models of double rooms, suites and singles or typing in specific dimensions if a model isn't available. From there, students can virtually rearrange generic college furniture by clicking and more...
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Dorm Life Must-Haves

Posted November, 2009 by (Parade Magazine)

Sheets, towels, and shower caddies are standard for campus living. But a little creativity can equip students for the dorm—and beyond. For everything else on the list (and more), there’s DesignYourDorm.com , where students can view a 3-D replica of a dorm room from their college; buy books, lighting, and decor; and have it shipped directly to school. more...
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New Penn students in the Class of 2013 living in Hill College House will be able to view their rooms before even setting foot on campus. This year Penn has partnered with a new site, www.designyourdorm.com, that enables students to see 3-D renderings of their room so they can plan them. On the site students can choose dorm products, place them in the room, and purchase them. They can even coordinate with future roommates. more...
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While bare walls and confined spaces may make dorm rooms feel more like jail cells than designer suites, a company with local ties is giving students some of the same design tools used by high-end interior designers. Design Your Dorm LLC, an online company founded this year by two 2008 University of Arizona graduates, gives students a chance to see, lay out and accessorize their dorm rooms before they ever set foot in them. more...
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THE GIZMO: Gearing up for school. In my day, back-to-school prep focused on buying spiral notebooks and maybe a bookbag. Today, the options are a lot more high-tech and interesting. DESIGN YOUR DORM: The new Web site Design Your Dorm (www.designyourdorm.com) invites freshmen to view their dorm room in a 3-D format. Try shifting items around. Then drag in, install (and maybe buy from Amazon.com) virtual items. more...
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As the holidays approach, it seems buying a gift for your child, brother, sister, niece, cousin (and the list goes on) can be quite the dreadful task. Especially those off at college... DYD care packs are perfectly packaged assortments of goodies that satisfy even the most finicky college student! more...
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Design Your Dorm is a new service that allows users to virtually customize their future dorm rooms before they arrive on campus. Using the sites 3-D design tool you can view a layout of your actual dorm room and drag and drop in 3-D objects from an Amazon shopping cart. Design Your Dorm offers exact dimensions for every dorm room (by room number) at a handful of schools including USC, UPenn, UCLA and U of A, and general floor plans at almost every other school in the nation. more...
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The beginning of your freshman year of college is an exciting time — you meet tons of new people, get introduced to the college lifestyle, and begin planning the four fun-filled years ahead of you.But while picking out furniture, decorations, and other items for your dorm room can be interesting, it’s also pretty time-consuming and stressful, especially when you have to worry about coordinating with your roommates, figuring out what will fit into your new room, and finding a way to package and s more...
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August is the beginning of the end for most people, but for coeds heading to college it's time to get in gear for another (or a first) year in the dorm. Just because the school of your choice has pre-selected bland desks, beds and wardrobes for you ahead of time doesn't mean you can't add a splash of your own personality to the mix. And now there's a tool that help you do it before you move in. DesignYourDorm.com allows users to select their dorm rooms (using a drop box, you choose your universi more...
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Are you an incoming college freshman worried about sharing space with new, unknown, and potentially disastrous roommates? Well, luckily for you, a new site called DesignYourDorm allows college newbies to virtually plan their first-year space. The site has 3-D models of average dorm rooms and allows users to drag and drop furniture to get an idea of how much space they'll have and how much stuff they should bring. Trying to move your whole life into an 8-by-12-foot room you have to share may more...
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DYD has tons of actual dorm room plans from colleges around the country already in their database. That means you'll get an idea of the square footage, furniture, and space you'll be dealing with. You can then add furniture, decor, accessories, organization features, and much more. Plus, you can purchase all those things right there at DYD. It's definitely worth checking out and really fun to play around with if you're like me and enjoy creating all possible furniture arrangement possibilities. more...
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Planning for college can be tough, especially when it comes to buying gear for your dorm room. But the new Web site DesignYourDorm.com can help! The site, which was created by two recent college grads, allows you to see an online version of your college's dorm room. Various features let you virtually drag furniute (desks, chairs, beds) and electronics (iPod speakers, alarm clocks, lamps, etc.) to figure out the best and most effective use of your space. You'll save tons of frustration! more...
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I just found a great site that I wish I would have known about last year when I was staying in the dorms. This site is called Design Your Dorm and it allows you to create an online 3-D dorm room which gives you a great idea of what to bring to college and what you should leave at home. You can also have your roommate join which makes it very easy to collaborate especially if you don’t already know them. Best of all, it is free. more...
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As a virtual 3D dorm room designer, Design Your Dorm is a tool that helps incoming freshman create their future living space and allows them to collaborate with their roommates online. With the simple click of a mouse, college students can drag-and-drop dorm items and accessories into their future room and purchase these selections directly from the DYD website, without ever having to leave the house. more...
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Beginning a year at college can be stressful enough in its own right without the added hassle of scrambling to buy myriad dorm room supplies and decorations before classes begin. Target and other superstores may benefit from that rush, but a new site aims to help students plan and shop for their living quarters ahead of time with the help of some 3-D modelling. more...
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We all know back-to-school madness is upon us. Do you remember when you were moving back to your dorm, back into another beige cave of oak furniture and boring berber carpet? And then there's the shopping: searching everywhere for extra-long twin bedding, storage cubes and halogen lamps (dorm room staples!). But one company is trying to change all of that. DesignYourDorm.com is a web-based 3-D interior design tool for parents and college students to customize their dorm room interiors. They c more...
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Designyourdorm.com is a great idea for those heading to college or those newly arrived there. They let you proactively design your dorm room with your roommates so that the dorm will fit all of your items. If you have ever lived in a dorm room overloaded by an overanxious roommate you understand what I mean. The idea of having things planned so that, believe it or not, the freshman dorm room will look cool as opposed to a yard sale is a tool worth using. more...
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If you’re one of those youngsters that are about to enter a college life this coming school year, then you might want to check out the website called designyourdorm.com because they’ll be helping you with your plan of moving in to your new dorm. more...
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DYD has been featured in a number of foreign blogs, so we have compiled a list of the various sites that have written about us. Simply click on the icons and you will be taken to the corresponding article! more...
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Moving into a dorm at college can be a difficult thing for most students because it’s probably the first time that you will be living away from home and will therefore have to arrange everything on your own in a completely different environment. Additionally, most students living in dorms have to share the room with other students and therefore you need to carefully plan what each of the roommates should bring to how and how stuff has to be organized in that not-so-spacious dorm room. more...
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Design Your Dorm!

Posted December, 2008 by (Apartment Therapy)

This website would have been awesome when we were in college (assuming the internet existed back then). Anyhow, Design Your Dorm has a ton of great features for small space living using 3-D models from colleges across America... more...
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At Penn, if the housing gods smile upon you, you will spend your freshman year in a spacious two-room Quad double replete with all the amenities your 18-year-old self could ever desire — a bay window, fireplace, mantle, hardwood floors, high ceilings, an awesome roommate, a kegerator. And while Hell Hill residents claim to love the women’s-prison-cum-coed-dormitory (big ups to Eero Saarinen, who also designed the St. Louis Arch!), many still yearn for air conditioning, floor space, and the aweso more...
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Moving into your college dorm is one of the most exciting times in your college life – I remember when I walked into mine last year….The small room already half filled with my numerous boxes of bulging junk, the sparse walls…you get the picture. Well, a new start-up called Design Your Dorm (also known as College Room Creator) is a web based 3D interior design tool that allows college students to customize their dorm room/residence hall room interiors. more...
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Alumni Update: Design Your Dorm

Posted November, 2008 by Taylor Albers (The Eller Times)

To help them coordinate with new roommates and check things off the new-room list, Eller alum Bryce Widelitz (BSBA Finance ’08) and Taylor Robinson (Psychology and Business minor ’08) created a company called Design Your Dorm. From personal experience, they understand the stress that comes with moving into a new dorm room. Their company will help dorm-bound students have an easier move-in day. more...
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College students across the nation will be heading off to new dorm rooms next month - and many are packing eco-friendly essentials to make their living quarters greener. From organic cotton sheets and bamboo storage to water filtration systems and biodegradable trash bags, today's generation of college goers are doing their part to improve the planet. more...
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DesignYourDorm.com is a web-based 3-D interior design tool that helps college students to customize their dorm room interiors. How DesignYourDorm Works ? As a student, when you enter your school name, dormitory building and room number, the software will pull up a virtual room if it’s in the system. You can even enter your room dimensions into this system. You can click and drag desired objects like posters, bed sheets, flat screen TVs, etc from the store to your 3-D room. This way you more...
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College is a horrifying time in one's personal development. Aside from being "the best years of your life," those years are also those in which your expenditures outstrip your income by more than they ever will later (with any luck and ambition on your part, at least). They can also be some of your more strapped-for-time years and attention-deficit-overload years. Here are a few tools we wish we'd had when we were still dorm-dwelling nobodies. Forward these links on to the collegiate folks in more...
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Alumni Bryce Widelitz, ’00, and Taylor Robinson, ’00, are true examples of The Willows’ entrepreneurial spirit. While in their sophomore year at the University of Arizona, Taylor and Bryce wondered what they would do after graduation. One sleepless night of brainstorming, and almost three years of hard work later, Taylor and Bryce realized they had a solid idea to solve one of the major issues that college students encounter: how to work with their college roommates to furnish their dorms rooms. more...
It's so nice that Design Your Dorm has care packages parents can send! My daughter get's really nervous for exams and I can't wait to send her an exam survival kit from DYD - it will be just what she needs to ace her tests.

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